Originally posted by saint4God
Originally posted by Frogs
That's my story - angel? ghost? What to make of it?
On the rare occasion I'd heard an angel speak, it was brief and important. Usually it answered some problem I was wrestling with or gave me some new
information I couldn't have come up with on my own. Just from reading above, I cannot say which it is. A lot of questions call to mind. How did
you feel when you saw him? When you spoke to him? When he spoke to you? Did the information help or hurt your relationship with your friend? What
did you take this advice to mean? What have you done because of it? Etc...
My first thought was, "This is odd." when I saw him. He was just standing there. I'm not sure all of this will make sense, but he did not hold
himself as one in trouble. In other words, not like an old man stranding in town in the middle of the night wanting a ride home. He seemed calm and
When I was close to him and talking to him I did get a feeling of power but not of menance if that makes sense. A calm power. I never felt the
least bit threatened by him and I felt no malice from him. Though I had no doubt that there was some type of power there. Be it spiritual or
physical it almost radiated from him when you got close. Not the type of power that triggers the "fear" response, because I didn't fear him. It
was worthy of respect however.
Speaking to him was like it was just him and me and everything else seemed to fade away. As I said, until I turned around and looked I had no idea my
friends hadn't followed. I got the distinct impression he was trying to tell me something, something important that I couldn't quite wrap my brain
My friends and his advice. The situation did cause my friends and I to look at each other differently. In some ways they thought I was brave to have
approached him. In other ways they thought I was kind of nuts. I couldn't understand their fear. I just wanted to see if he needed help and to
talk with him and I will admit I was curious too and I did feel kind of drawn there.
It honestly never occured to me to not talk to him. But, I
had no ill inentions and though I did feel some type of power, I never felt threatened or afraid.
As for the being "different". I've had friends, many from all walks of life. Very, very few I have been really close to though. I know no other
way to say this. I've learned I tend to think differently from many people. I enjoy helping people. I believe strongly that good begets good. Not
that my all of my friends are not good people as well. Sigh - it is hard to explain. Let me say this - I do not know just how I am different. Yet,
I've found I tend to think and feel differently from most I know. Many people are very open with me, ask me advice, seek my help with their
problems, etc. Yet, if I do the same with them with something that might be bothering me - it is like they can't grasp what I'm saying. Is this
making any sense? My closest friends always think me strange or different.
As for what I've done or learned. I've learned sometimes not to jump "right to the heart of the matter". when helping someone. Sometimes it will
seem so clear - but if I say what will help the person may not react well. Sometimes I've learned a gentle pointing out the direction of the
solution so they can find it themselves works better than a "You need to do this.."
As for if he was a ghost. Since then I've encountered 3 ghosts. (and perhaps that is a topic for another thread). But, I will say this. The
ghosts always seemed only partly in this world as if 1/2 here and 1/2 in another place. This guy seemed to not belong here, but for a short time he
seemed definitely here.